John Earl Burkholder

18 September 1924–10 June 1996 (Age 71)
Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Earl

When John Earl Burkholder was born on 18 September 1924, in Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Earl David Burkholder, was 21 and his mother, Mabel R. Goodyear, was 19. He married Lois West Martin on 4 December 1943, in Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 10 June 1996, in Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Earl Burkholder
Lois West Martin
Marriage: 4 December 1943

Spouse and Children

4 December 1943
Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 17

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Burkhalter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • John S Burkholder in household of Earl D Burkholder, "United States Census, 1930"

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